Alright, our next session deals with assessment and feedback.
The second core question for 20.9.2017 is:
“What are the regulations and principles that outline the methods and principles of assessment in vocational education and higher education?”
During the session you will work with your team, in your team’s own AC-room. You will be provided assessment related statements that you agree or disagree with. You must find different arguments for and/or against the statement from within your team. You will get the statements in the beginning of the session.
Before the session you need to familiarize yourself with the following material:
1. Everyone: Learn how to use Padlet. It is simple and very commonly used online tool for collaborating, documenting and publishing.
2. Everyone: You will find plenty of ethic principles of assessment online and in literature. Some schools publish their own principles but in general they are very similar. Check out for example these principles of assessment. Would you agree with them? Are they always true based on your experience?
3. Find information on regulations of assessment in a particular educational context. It will also be the context of your team activity during online session.
In Vocational Education, the student’s assessment is governed by the Act on Vocational Education (L630/1998, 787/2014) and the subsequent Amendment (A 811/1998, 799/2014) on vocational education and the provisions of the Finnish National Agency for Education on vocational qualifications (tutkintojen perusteet in Finnish).
Student evaluation will guide and encourage learning, develop the student’s prerequisites for self-assessment, build knowledge of the student’s skills, and ensure the achievement of the skills requirements and competence goals of the undergraduate or core curriculum.
Polytechnic (University of Applied Sciences)
Polytechnics decide on student assessment as part of their assessment policy
Act concerning Universities of Applied Sciences (14.11.2014 / 932, VN regulation of polytechnics 18.12.2014 / 1129) specifies carrying out assessment, assessment scales and their application, evaluation session, information on evaluation results and registration, grading and correction of evaluation
Universities are rather autonomous (at least for now), see Universities act 558/2009 in English.
See section 26 of the Act . What specific areas does the university (” Multi-member administrative body of a foundation university “) decide?
See section 44. What is the student’s right in relation to assessment?
(As usual, some material, such as teaching methods to use in here!)